Police Current Affairs - 2019
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Jharkhand Police has initiated Tare Zameen Par programme to enlighten children in Naxal-affected areas in the Palamau district of Jharkhand. This programme is aimed to restore confidence in the state police force and to encourage children to lead happy lives. As a part of the programme, the state police appealed the locals to donate bags, shoes, books and clothes to improve the basic amenities of the children in the Naxal-affected areas.
Haryana legislative Assembly has passed Haryana Police (Amendment) Bill, 2015 to abolish the Police Recruitment Board in order to end the nepotism in the police recruitments in the state.
Provisions of the bill
- Gazetted posts in the police service would be filled through Haryana Public Service Commission (HPSC).
- Direct recruitment to various non-gazetted ranks in the police service would be filled through the Haryana Staff Selection Commission (HSSC).
The Bill was mooted by State government led by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar to follow up its commitment of transparent and merit-based selections in the government jobs.
Implications: This bill paves the way for abolishing the need of multiple recruitment agencies in the state for recruitment of group C posts. It will also end the nepotism in the police recruitments in state.